Volcano Potatoes

Recipe by Abe ray
READY IN: 1hr 46mins




  • peel the potatoes and then cut them into 4 pieces.
  • put the potatoes into a 2-quart saucepan. add enough cold water to cover them.
  • turn the heat under the water on high & bring the water to a boil. large bubbles on the surface will burst when it's boiling.
  • turn the heat down until the water simmers or bubbles slightly. put the lid on the saucepan and cook the potatoes for 20 minutes.
  • after 20 minutes, insert a fork into a potato piece. if it goes in easily, the potatoes are done.
  • place a colander into the sink. pour the potato water into the sink via colander.
  • put the potatoes back into the saucepan. use a electric mixer to beat the potatoes until they are smooth.
  • add all of the other ingrediants except the chees & paprika in with the potatoes, using the mixer to beat the potatoes until they are light and fluffy.
  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees. use paper towels tto grease the baking dish with shortning. spoon 6 mounds of mashed potatoes, each about 3-inches high, into a baking dish.
  • use a rubber spatula to shape the potatoes into volcanoes. use a spoon the make a crater in the top of each volcano.
  • fill each volcano with a tablespoon of grated cheese. sprinkle with paprika on top.
  • bake the volcano potatoes until the cheese melts and browns slightly.
  • remove the potatoes from the oven. use a metal spatula to loosen the potatoes carefully fromt he bottom of the baking dish. lift them directly onto 6 dinner plates.